CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and I PAGLIACCI
2nd – 4th May 2019 @ the Swan Theatre Worcester.
Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavello’s I Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double bill. Affectionately known as ‘Cav and Pag’, in just over an hour each, the two works are each masterpieces of dramatic realism, melodic richness, and an obsession with violent jealousy.
Music highlights of Cavalleria Rusticana include the glorious Easter Hymn and Intermezzo, and in I Pagliacci, we all learn the bitter lesson that beneath a clown’s smile his personal pain is hidden. As the opera’s famous tenor aria tells us, regardless of life, ‘Vesti la giubba’. On with the Motley.
If you enjoy dramatic opera then prepare yourself for the Italian passions of Cav and Pag.
2nd – 4th May 2019
Would you like to join the Opera Worcester Chorus for this production, or audition for a role? Please see our home page for details.